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Work: Carmen

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ComposerBizet, Georges (1838-1875)
PeriodRomantic
Year1875
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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LeipzigCarmenNew production

© Kirsten Nijhof
Bizet: Carmen
Matthias Foremny; Lindy Hume; Oper Leipzig; Dan Potra; Wallis Giunta; Leonardo Caimi

BerlinCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Stephan Zilias; Ole Anders Tandberg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Jacques Lacombe; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Irene Roberts

VilniusCarmen

© Martynas Aleksa
Bizet: Carmen
Modestas Pitrenas; Arnaud Bernard; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; Robertas Šervenikas; Martynas Staškus; Alessandro Camera; Maria Carla Ricotti

MunichCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Dan Ettinger; Lina Wertmüller; Bavarian State Opera; Enrico Job; Gaëlle Arquez; Joseph Calleja

BudapestCarmen

© Attila Nagy
Bizet: Carmen
István Dénes; Pál Oberfrank; Hungarian State Opera; László Székely; Márta Pilinyi; Viktória Mester; Gergely Boncsér
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Royal Opera Carmen: slicker, but still a mountain to climb

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's troubled production returns to Covent Garden
***11
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Red dresses and a green balloon: Carmen in Philadelphia

Daniela Mack (Carmen) © Steven Pisano for Opera Philadelphia
Paul Curran's movie-Like Carmen for Opera Philadelphia
****1
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Interesting ideas and a brilliant orchestral performance aren't enough to overcome a visually dull staging, predictable choreography and a lack of chemistry between the protagonists.
**111
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Carmen the butcher at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Marcus Lieberenz
Stage director Ole Anders Tandberg casts Carmen as the leader of a gang of human organ dealers.
***11
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A striking Carmen in Bregenz

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) and Scott Hendricks (Escamillo) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Karl Forster
This summer’s production of Bizet’s Carmen on the Seebühne stage in Bregenz offers a great spectacle. 
****1
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